Sister in law due date is my wedding day!
A few weeks ago I found out my brother & his wife are expecting a baby! Yay! I am truly so excited and happy for them, I know they will be brilliant parents and I am very excited for them.
However, I'm equally upset at the thought that my brother won't be at my wedding! I thought I would just move on and get over it but every time I stop to think about it or plan something tears just come. So wedding planning at the minute isn't the happiest of things.
I'm getting married in Ireland but my brother lives in England so it's not that he could even come and rush off if she went into labour. He's probably the person I'm closest to in my family as we are closest in age but I don't feel I can say anything and just have to go along been excited and happy for them and acting that it doesn't matter he's not going to be at my wedding.
Our dad died a few years ago and I'm already worried about how I'm going to cope on the wedding day with the emotions of that, so now the thought of my brother not being there isn't helping. I have thought about changing the date and enquired with venue etc. but the costs would just be too high and my fiance's family have already booked their flights and paid deposits for accommodation etc. so don't want to cause an even bigger issue for everyone else.
I suppose I'm wondering if anyone else has had this happen with close family members not being there? How did you cope? And does anyone have any ideas of how I could still involve my brother in my wedding from a distance? Or anything else that you think might help?